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We provide exceptional care for all and create healthy communities. Those are not just words, but our mission. We make everyday decision and long-term strategic plans with our mission in mind. We have been on our journey toward excellence for many years, and while we have made numerous improvements throughout our organization, we realize that we will be constantly improving in every aspect of our care.
Sarah Bush Lincoln is a 128-bed Joint Commission-approved facility that serves approximately 154,000 residents in our seven-county service area. A regional and rural hospital, we provide high quality comprehensive healthcare services including a Level II Emergency Department, a Level II Perinatal Unit, a Regional Cancer Center, Behavioral Health Services, Surgery Center, Cardiac Cath Lab, Advanced Wound Center, and homecare and rehabilitation services. We are on the forefront of health and have designated ourselves as a smoke-free organization.
The Health Center boasts a talented and dedicated staff of more than 1,700 employees and an active medical staff of more than 150 medical staff members representing 36 specialties. We have extended campus locations in nine communities and a homecare agency that cares for community members in 15 counties. We have developed a hospitalist program to ensure gold standards of care are used throughout the hospital.
Baldrige Journey - Sarah Bush Lincoln was honored with the 2011 Illinois Performance Excellence Gold Award for Achievement of Excellence, the highest performance improvement award in the state. Since the first awards were given in 1995, there have been only four healthcare recipients of the gold-level award and we were extremely honored and humbled by it. We have been on this performance improvement path for several years and are using this learning opportunity to improve our performance on all levels and will submit an application for the national Malcolm Baldrige Award in 2014.
Patient Experience Scores - Since beginning our Excellence a Way of Life journey in 2007, we have made great strides in implementing and hardwiring practices to impact our patients' experiences. Nationally, nearly all of our patient care areas surveyed rank above the 75th percentile with homecare and outpatient rehabilitation at the 94th and 96th percentile respectively. Our entire staff is aligned and working to provide exceptional care to every person, everytime, every where.
Quality - A team of clinicians are focused on improving our quality measures, and they have done quite well. Through Value-Based Purchasing, we have outpaced other hospitals in the nation and received substantially more in Medicare reimbursement dollars. We are vigiliant in this area because the quality of care of the patient is what is most important to us.
Technology - Long before healthcare reform, we were implementing an electronic medical record throughout our Health System. All of our primary care and many of our speciality care physicians use an ambulatory electronic medical record in everyday patient care and the systems are integrated. Our staff uses bedside bar coding to ensure greater patient safety and we use CPOE (Computerized Physician Order Entry) and have a fully implemented Picture Archiving and Communication System. We have an e-prescribing system that automatically sends the prescription to the patient's preferred pharmacy and queries for prescriptions from other pharmacies. We offer patients a portal to help them manage their health and online services to resolve their statements. We have been a five-time recipient of the Most Wired Hospitals award. Sarah Bush Lincoln hit all the triggers to capture the maximum dollars for meaningful use and is on track for Stage 2.
Awards & Recognition - Some say visiting Sarah Bush Lincoln is like finding a gem in the corn field. We are very fortunate to attract the kind of employees who truly care about the organization and community, and be in a community that equally cares about our future. The following are some of the recent honors of which we are most proud:
We hope you'll take a few moments to look at what we have to offer you and consider growing your career at Sarah Bush Lincoln.